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Seattle artist Kim Graham made herself a pair of horsey legs, and now she's making more to sell. They'll cost you about $1000 with the optional spring loaded hooves.
Digigrade leg extensions (Via TYWKIWDBI)
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His latest book is Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of DIY
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#66: Unicorn on bottom? Where does the horn go?
This + BigDog = epic halloween costume.
Do these legs make me look fat?
Do they come in cordovan?
You’re using coconuts. You’ve got two empty halves of coconut and you’re banging them together.
Saw this about two years ago…Or something similar.
Where the Lapithaen women at?
More Halloween possibilities:
Darkness (Tim Curry in Legend)
Excuse me, but Pan is a god. Fauns and satyrs resemble him, not the other way around.
Io! Pan! Io! Pan!
I’ve seen folks wearing gadgets like this before, and the downside is always that they end up being too tall to do stuff. Kim’s seem to be just about the right height to be practical, which is why they’re so damn cool.
The horse leg bit was kinda creepy.
Done before! http://www.naodesign.net/digi.htm
And I think these folks were ‘boinged, as well…
@66: It would go on the top, except that’s where the human part is
(I meant @72)
…at least that’s what he keeps insisting. For the movie, we’re thinking Ben Stiller.
On the one hand: the thought of running across an open field at break-neck speed in the spring-loaded version of these legs is a wonderful thought.
On the other hand, the idea of how excited the furry crowd is getting over these legs completely ruins that thought.
How long until these start showing up at Fur Cons?
What, no running?
Everybody google Pony Play.
Why not? I frequently give myself a hoarse voice… *whinny cough cough*
Put em on backwards and you can be Torgo.
If you were a contestant on Mantracker, this would throw him TOTALLY off your trail… LMAO!! Kinda cool…
I give it two years before “centauring” becomes a thing.
You gotta see the Second Life version.
It would behoove you to get yourself a pair…
The fetish crowd just went bananas.
I don’t want horse hoves….
I want bear arms. I have rights!!!!
Them will say; Not intended for actual use.
Unless she wants to be litigated.
First thing that sprang to mind for me was “The Arrival”
“Calling all centaur fetishists!”
“Calling ALL CENTAUR FETISHISTS!”
oh wait.. they’re already on it I’m sure.
This video is almost its own unicorn chaser
My daughter invented a centaur that is human on top and unicorn on bottom.
that skirt does nothing for her thighs
When I was a kid I used to think the knees went backwards, but they actually just have normal knees and ankles and very long feet.
Cool! But I want to see the crowd reaction shots… please? Take a stroll around Pike’s Market?
How are these good for Centuar fetishists? HELLO! These are obviously most useful for Minotaurphilliacs.
Did someone say Centaur fetish? Mildly NSFW.
heh heh heh!
This might sound kinda mean, but I want a horse to calmly walk up to her – shake its head in dismay – turn around – and then kick her into that lake.
$1000???? I made a similar set from junk salvaged from the dumpster at my apartment:
I was following the wonderful directions from these folk:
oh man it’d be a blast to show up to an LSD party with these things on!
Damn, I want some of these with big articulated claws instead of hooves.
I have always wanted cloven hooves.
Horses don’t have the split hooves though, so this is really more like cow legs or Pan legs.
Are these for me? I say “neigh”.
Am I the only one who finds these really disturbingly wrong?
@ #34 Anonymous
I saw them at sakuracon too.
They seemed to be fairly agile moving around in them, but man did they tower above everyone else. I wouldn’t mind taking some for a test drive myself, I’m wondering if they work more like stilts or just a balanced extension of the leg.
Xavier, Renegade Angel in real life!
We are dead.
They’re more satyr than centaur.
Antinous, I’ll be forever left wondering what a horny centaur version of Mr. T has to do with folk music now.
The Centaur Fetish thing is ascendant.
Dan Savage has been going on about it on his podcast for the last few installments.
Sex Columnists: ONE
Cultural zeitgeist: ZERO
On a barely related note; this kind of weirdness in my world makes me glad to be alive right now.
After looking through many Google images for ‘centaur’, I have to report that of all the horrible ways to create an image of a centaur, creating it and then photoshopping your own head onto it is the worst.
Oh man, and he’s actually not part horse, but part bull, so that makes him a minotaur? Except not, because minotaurs only have two legs?
Yeah, I’m thinking that would work well with that dinosaur show for the veloceraptors. Pretty cool and nice work. (Not sure I’d want to wear the furry legs.)
“things like this really get my goat.”
“why does she have to be the centaur of attention?”
“i wonder if this idea will Pan out”
These are great for anyone who wants to dress up like the Tauren from World of Warcraft – the horse like species in the game. Are there conventions for those people too?
These aren’t ‘digigrade’ though. Horses are unguligrades.
I gather you don’t celebrate Halloween much: These would be SO awesome for a devil costume! Or a post-apocalyptic satyr…
these would be sooo awesome for a production of Equus!
I’m sure the fetishists are working on a sexual position where two people in those getups would resemble one centaur. And no, I don’t need to see the link.
for the record:
centaur – human torso/head/arms, horse body/legs
minotaur – human legs, bull/ram head/upper body
anyone know if there’s a ‘taur’ for what Pan is? (goat legs, man upper body)
Pan is a faun.
I absolutely saw a couple with these things at SakuraCon. I don’t think they opted for the hooves, though.
We spent most of our time wondering how they poop with those on. Do they remove them? Do they just pray they don’t fall?
ok… in that case:
“these look like a lot of faun”
Anybody know the difference between a faun and a satyr? Does it just depend on how much they’ve been drinking?
Satyrs are Greek; Fauns, Roman. Otherwise, there’s a lot of overlapping. They both drink a lot, a lot of the time.
Fauns are Roman, satyrs are Greek. They’re both half-goat folk, though.
Satyrs are also highly sexualized. Fauns not so much.
Can we please get some “legs” for our arms?
so when assessing the amount of agility imparted on the wearer, would one say this has good panhandling?
reminds me of portal’s spring loaded fall breaking thingies.
Felix Mitchell said chauvinistically:
“that skirt does nothing for her thighs”
So, an artist creates something unique for the universe, and instead of critiquing, appreciating, or commenting on it, you resort to sexism. It makes me feel awesome, that as a woman engineer, everything I ever create will be judged by men like YOU based on my appearance.
Anyone interested in a good Centaur story should turn to the locus classicus, Ovid’s story of the battle between the Lapiths and Centaurs, in book 12 of the Metamorphoses. Lotsa drinkin’, lotsa killin’, lotsa (readerly) laughin’.
@ Aninous #40:
Ah, that explains why the Narnia books were suspiciously devoid of orgies.
Did you miss Voyage of the Dong Treader and The Horse and His……oh never mind.
Wow. You could totally make a Doom Cyberdemon outfit with those.
Me need dinosaur version.
I know a lot of people will be fauning over these and making their own. But I hope she doesn’t try to copyright this idea- because you know… satyr is fair use.
“Satyrs are also highly sexualized. Fauns not so much.”
With Pan being the glaring exception??
I take it you haven’t heard of BlizzCon’s Costume Contests
So, what, you BB readers are not also Cracked readers? That must be why you’re so woefully ignorant of Boytaur (back onto the centaur love theme, here)
JFrancis: My mind is simply too dirty to envisage a suitable location for the horn. So, I’ll be first in line for the movie!
And you won’t need someone to follow you around clacking coconuts together either.
This is who you market these to:
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